Information Security Media Group asked some of the industry's leading cybersecurity experts about the trends to watch in 2023. Responses covered a variety of emerging threats and evolving trends affecting security technologies, leadership and regulation. Here is a look at the year ahead.
A critical Linux kernel vulnerability exposed the server message block protocol to remote hacking with highest privileges. The vulnerability received the maximum possible severity rating of 10 on the CVSS scale owing to the kernel-level code execution privileges it gave to the attacker.
Digital transformation we all have experienced over the last few years, everything online is at risk of fraud – fraudsters will try to take advantage over customer digital footprint at any time and access point. Telesign's Seth Gilpin shares insights.
She has been a CISO almost longer than there has been cybersecurity. And now Marene Allison, CISO at Johnson & Johnson, eyes retirement and her next adventures. She reflects on her career, her accomplishments and what she wishes for her successor and the next generation of cybersecurity leaders.
U.S. federal prosecutors charged six men ranging in age from 19 to 37 with running distributed denial-of-service attacks for sale on the internet. One of the accused allegedly ran a site, Ipstresser.com, responsible for more than 30 million DDoS attacks.
Hosted services company Rackspace is warning customers about the increasing risk of phishing attacks following a ransomware attack causing ongoing outages to its hosted Exchange environment. The Texas-based firm also is now facing a class action lawsuit.
The operators behind the banking Trojan SharkBot are targeting Google Play users to spread its malware masquerading as Android file manager apps that already have tens of thousands of installations, according to researchers from Bitdefender.
In the latest weekly update, Information Security Media Group Editors discuss current cybersecurity and privacy issues, including advice on strengthening off-hours defenses during the holiday season, emerging cybercrime trends in 2022, and Palo Alto's first big M&A since early 2021.
A cyberattack on a Canadian teachers’ union gave thieves access to sensitive data of more than 60,000 members The union is yet to disclose the exact number of affected individuals, but stated that both former and current members are impacted.
A hacking-for-hire group dubbed "Bahamut" is distributing malicious apps through a fake SecureVPN website that enables Android apps to be downloaded from Google Play. Research found that hackers use malicious versions of SoftVPN, SecureVPN and OpenVPN software.
India’s premier healthcare institute is reeling from the after-effects of a ransomware attack, the hospital said in a statement. All patient care services, the admission, discharge and transfer of patients will be conducted manually until the server is restored, in accordance with AIIMS’ Standard Operating...
As the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving, let's give thanks for this cybercrime karma: For more than two years, law enforcement and security experts have been exploiting flaws in the crypto-locking malware to help victims decrypt their systems without paying a ransom.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how the profits of ransomware group Zeppelin have been smashed by security researchers, FTX again highlighting the risks of trading cryptocurrencies, and vendor Extrahop's newly appointed, high-profile president.
Security firm Group-IB has identified 34 hacking groups that are now selling a stealer-as-a-service model to spread infostealer malware and steal credentials from online gaming and payment accounts. The company advises organizations to be on the lookout for Raccoon and Redline infostealers.
Before the newly spotted AxLocker ransomware crypto-locks systems, it steals Discord tokens, which can be sold on cybercrime markets. Among Discord's many users are cryptocurrency and NFT enthusiasts, and experts say the stolen credentials facilitate attempts to socially engineer them.